Use of the SAND balloon catheter in single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis.

@article{Ikegami2013UseOT,
  title={Use of the SAND balloon catheter in single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis.},
  author={Toru Ikegami and Ken Shirabe and Tomoharu Yoshizumi and Hiroto Kayashima and Yoshihiko Maehara},
  journal={Asian journal of endoscopic surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={
          134-6
        }
}
INTRODUCTION SILS for acute cholecystitis is technically challenging because of the difficulties in obtaining optical surgical field. MATERIALS AND SURGICAL TECHNIQUE A 2-cm incision was made through the umbilicus, a single port and trocars were introduced, and the abdomen was then insufflated. A 5-mm SAND balloon punctured the abdominal wall and then the gallbladder wall. The distal and proximal balloons were inflated to prevent bile leakage, and the bile was aspirated. The collapsed… CONTINUE READING
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